One of the popular educational institutions in Nigeria, Stella Maris School, has started a week-long celebration to mark its 20th anniversary.
The event, which began on May 23 at the school’s Life Camp and Area One branches in Abuja, will culminate in a thanksgiving service on May 29.
High-point of the festival, according to the anniversary committee, is a gala night, which will hold on May 27 at the International Conference Centre. The event is expected to attract top Nigerian celebrities, parents, alumni of the schools, leaders of thoughts, members of the education sector and the media who will be entertained with dances and a medley of songs by an all-student choir.
An important aspect of the event is the home-coming of old students who will enjoy an exclusive alumni cocktail on May 26 and engage the incumbent students in a friendly match on May 28; as well as partaking in the gala night with Nigerian star celebrities.
Over the years, the school has won several laurels, as it has been rated the third best in Abuja; emerged one of Nigeria’s top 50 for WASSCE result in 2015; winner best private school in FCT and overall best result.
Last year, the school emerged winner in the Junior Engineering Technicians and Scientists (JET) competition organised for private and public schools in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The feat was won by the 2015 overall best graduating student, Master David Ibok-Essien who, after contesting with other winners from the six local councils in the FCT, was also named the best student in the FCT.
The management of the school had consequently awarded Master Ibok-Essien a six-year scholarship during the school’s 14th graduation ceremony. Other activities for the week are club day, cultural day and inter-house sports.